Advocacy Day 2012 Agenda

Sunday, June 24th

Arrive in Washington, DC
Please plan to arrive in Washington, DC by Sunday, June 24th, since mandatory training starts on Monday morning.

Monday, June 25th

8:30 AM – 9:45 AM: Orientation Session
An orientation session will be offered on Monday morning for newcomers and for those who would like a refresher course. Topics will cover how to get further involved with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and what to expect during Advocacy Day, with time for questions and answers.

10 AM – 4:30 PM: Advocacy Training for All Participants
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network will conduct training on everything you need to know to ensure your meetings with your members of Congress are successful.

Note: Training attendance is mandatory for all Advocacy Day participants (regardless of previous Advocacy Day experience). The mandatory training will take place at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, located at 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia, just outside of Washington, DC. Dinner on Monday evening is on your own so that you can get to know your lobbying team and enjoy one of the great nearby restaurants.

Tuesday, June 26th

Advocacy Day
This is the big day! The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network will set up appointments for you to meet with your members of Congress on Capitol Hill. Transportation fare, via Metro, will be provided for each registered participant from the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel to Capitol Hill. PLEASE NOTE THAT IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU DO NOT BOOK A RETURN FLIGHT THAT LEAVES ON TUESDAY BEFORE 6:30 pm out of Reagan National Airport, or 7:30 pm out of Dulles International or Baltimore Airports.

Dress code: Please plan to wear business casual attire for the training on June 25th and business or business casual attire with comfortable shoes for the meetings with Members of Congress on June 26th. Weather during June in DC is variable and may range from 65°F to 90°F, so please make sure to pack an umbrella, clothing for layering, and comfortable shoes.

Questions? If you have any questions about the Sixth Annual Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Day, please contact our Government Affairs & Advocacy Department at or 202-742-6699.